Project Loon balloons, from Google's Alphabet, to aid Puerto Rico

Google to Provide Emergency Cell Service to Puerto Rico Via Balloons

At the time, they noted that deploying to Puerto Rico would be harder than their previous emergency deployment to Peru as they did not have existing infrastructure in place. Google parent company Alphabet offered to send its Wi-Fi balloons.

The project, which is run by research firm X, has provided back-up internet services after natural disasters before.

Some of these plans, of course, are more aspirational than others. Musk is in talks with Ricadro Rossello, the island's governor, about what could be done.

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He also referred to a 2015 deal when the Public Investment Fund (PIF) agreed to invest $10 billion in Russian Federation . King Salman may also seek assurances from Moscow that Iran will not have a permanent role in Syria.

Cell service has mostly been down since Hurricane Maria hit the island.

It's unclear if X has found a telecomm company to partner with in the USA territory. But that doesn't mean it will able to get them in the air anytime soon.

But there are limitations, she said Saturday. "To deliver signal to people's devices, Loon needs be integrated with a telco partner's network - the balloons can't do it alone", the spokesperson explains.

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Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht said the suspect is a 30-year-old man from the city and appears to have acted alone. Sharif has been remanded into custody and is scheduled for a bail hearing in provincial court on Tuesday morning.

Tesla is also dedicating its services to hurricane relief efforts: yesterday, Elon Musk said that he could rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid in the long-term using solar energy.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico has struggled to regain communications services. In a filing with the FCC, Google wrote that it wanted approval to use the balloons to "support licensed mobile carriers' restoration of limited communications capability" in Puerto Rico.

Earlier on Friday, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced he was forming a Hurricane Recovery Task Force with an emphasis on addressing challenges facing Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Even weeks later, only 10 percent of the island has power after thousands of phone towers were destroyed in the storm.

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